New Jersey Route 67

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Route 67 marker

Route 67
Route information
Maintained by the NJDOT
Length: 1.86 mi[1] (2.99 km)
Existed: 1953 (1929 as Route S-1-A) – present
Major junctions
South end: Route 5 in Fort Lee
  I-95 / US 1-9 / US 46 / N.J. Turnpike in Fort Lee
Palisades Parkway in Fort Lee
North end: US 9W in Fort Lee
Location
Counties: Bergen
Highway system
Route 66 Route 68

Route 67 is a short state highway entirely within the community of Fort Lee in Bergen County, New Jersey. It is part of the original alignment of U.S. Route 9W. The road runs 1.86 miles (2.99 km) from an intersection with Central Boulevard in Fort Lee (also designated as Route 5) down Palisade Avenue in downtown Fort Lee. There it becomes known as Lemoine Avenue, terminating at an interchange with U.S. Route 9W, the Palisades Interstate Parkway and New Jersey Route 445S in Fort Lee. The route was designated originally as a portion of State Highway Route 18N in 1923, and was split up in 1929 as part of current-days New Jersey Route 63, U.S. Route 9W and Route 67 for Routes S-1, 1 and Route S1A. Route S-1-A remained intact on Palisades and Lemoine Avenue until the 1953 state highway renumbering when it was switched over to Route 67. The route has remained virtually intact since.

Route description[edit]

Route 67 at the intersection with Bergen County Route 12 (Main Street) in Fort Lee

Route 67 begins at an intersection with New Jersey Route 5 in the community of Fort Lee. The route heads northward as Palisade Avenue, crossing on a small interchange past commercial businesses and residential homes. The highway continues, crossing directly as the main road in the community, and passing through a large residential district. Route 67 begins to turn northeastward, passing to the west of several cliffiside aprartment high rises and the local tennis courts. The high-rises and residential homes continue to surrounded the highway for a distance, until reaching a fork in the highway with Lemoine Avenue. There, Palisade Avenue forks to the right while Route 67 heads to the left along Lemoine. After the fork, the highway becomes more residential and commercial, with the cliffside high-rises following Palisade Avenue to the east. A short distance, Route 67 forks again with Schlosser Street, intersecting with County Route 12 (Main Street).[2]

Route 67 and Lemoine Avenue continues northward as a four-lane boulevard through Fort Lee, reaching Bridge Plaza, which serves commercial industry around the George Washington Bridge. The route then crosses over Interstate 95, U.S. Routes 1, 9 and 46 as a three-lane truss bridge. After crossing the highways, Route 67 and Lemoine Avenue continue northward out of Bridge Plaza and returns as a four-lane local boulevard in the middle of high-rises and residential homes. Route 67 passes the local high school before reaching an interchange with U.S. Route 9W, the Palisades Interstate Parkway (Route 445) and Route 445S (the Fort Lee Spur), where the designation ends. Lemoine Avenue continues northward as U.S. Route 9W.[2]

History[edit]

Route S1A (1927-1953)

The alignment of Route 67 originates as a portion of State Highway Route 18N, a state highway that survived the 1927 state highway renumbering from its commissioning in 1923.[3][4] State Highway Route 18N lasted only two years after the 1927 renumbering,[5] being designed as part of State Highway Route S-1 and State Highway Route 1 and State Highway Route S-1-A, which was designated along current Route 67 as a spur of Route S-1.[6] State Highway Route S-1-A remained intact until the second state highway renumbering on January 1, 1953, when it was re-designated as Route 67.[7][8] The alignment of Route 67 has remained virtually untouched since the 1953 renumbering.[9] On December 8, 1977, the New Jersey Department of Transportation approved a measure that Route 67 in downtown Fort Lee was declared a No Passing Zone.[10]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Fort Lee, Bergen County.

mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 Route 5 (Central Boulevard) Southern terminus
1.34 2.16 US 1-9 / US 46
1.37 2.20 I-95 / US 1-9 / US 46 / N.J. Turnpike – GW Bridge Exits 73–74 (I-95 / US 1 / US 9 / US 46)
1.81 2.91 Palisades Parkway north
1.86 2.99 US 9W Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Route 67 straight line diagram" (PDF). Trenton, New Jersey: New Jersey Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Overview map of Route 67 (Map). Cartography by NAVTEQ Inc. Bing Maps/Microsoft Inc. 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2009. 
  3. ^ Williams, Jimmy and Sharon. "NJ 1920s Route 9". 1920s New Jersey Highways. Retrieved November 13, 2009. 
  4. ^ Williams, Jimmy and Sharon. "1927 Tydol Trails Map - North". 1920s New Jersey Highways. Retrieved November 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ State of New Jersey, Laws of 1927, Chapter 319.
  6. ^ "126". ROUTE NO. S-1-A. Beginning on Route No. 1 in the vicinity of Fort Lee and running in a southerly direction through Fort Lee on Lemoine and Palisade avenues and connecting with state highway Route No. 5. Trenton, New Jersey: New Jersey State Legislature. 1929. pp. 215 sec 1. 
  7. ^ 1953 renumbering, New Jersey Department of Highways, retrieved November 13, 2009 
  8. ^ "New Road Signs Ready in New Jersey". The New York Times. 1952-12-16. Retrieved November 13, 2009. 
  9. ^ New Jersey Official Road Map (Map). Cartography by New Jersey Department of Transportation. New Jersey Department of Transportation. 2007. 
  10. ^ "No Passing Zones - Route 67". Trenton, New Jersey: New Jersey Department of Transportation. December 8, 1977. Retrieved November 13, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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